Three new Marvel movies added to the release calendar

News Simon Brew
25 Jun 2013 - 06:14
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Disney and Marvel are putting into place their plans for Phase Three of movies, leading up to The Avengers 3...

Well, Disney likes to inject a bit of suspense. It's been around a month since it announced release dates for a new raft of new animated projects from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar through until 2018, none of which had titles attached. And the other week, it pulled the same trick with a pair of untitled Marvel films, that it gave release dates too.

Now, it's added another date, so we figured it best to take a look at just what's planned.

As things stand, Phase Two of Marvel movies comes to an end with the release of The Avengers 2 on May 1st 2015, and Phase Three kicks off with Edgar Wright's Ant-Man movie, which is due on November 6th 2015.

In the summer of 2016, then, we now know that Marvel has two films coming out. There's one on May 6th 2016, and another on July 8th 2016. It's the latter that's just been added. Another film is already on the schedule, as had been previously announced, for May 5th 2017. If Marvel keeps up this current rate, and we suspect it will, then we'd imagine another 2017 movie is likely to be announced too.

The question then is what are the films likely to be? It's a sporting bet that there's a further sequel to at least one of Captain America and Thor in there. Marvel may also be hedging its bets about a possible Guardians Of The Galaxy follow-up. In terms of new franchises, Doctor Strange seems certain now, with an outside chance of Black Panther. That new standalone Hulk movie may yet make it into Phase Three as well.

Expect some of the mysteries to be solved at the upcoming Comic-Con, later this month...

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